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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket carrying the STEREO spacecraft on top streaks through the smoke as it climbs to orbit. Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p.m. EDT. STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind. The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, Where...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30333

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (left), with the Israeli Space Agency, and Payload Commander Michael Anderson pause during a payload check in the Orbiter Processing Facility. A research mission, STS-107 will carry as the primary payload the first flight of the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known as SPACEHAB. The experiments range from material sciences to life sciences. Another payload is FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science,...
Topics: Who -- Ilan Ramon, What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9633

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM) (right) and Hitchhiker Carrier (left) are lowered toward Columbia's payload bay. The two payloads will be installed in the payload bay for mission STS-107, a research mission. SHI/RDM is the primary payload, with experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also, the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that is on the Hitchhiker Carrier...
Topics: What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9630

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The remaining payload bay door begins to close. Visible is the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, last to be installed in Endeavour. The Shuttle is poised for launch on mission STS-111, Utilization Flight 2, carrying supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The payload includes the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System, which will be installed on the Mobile Transporter to complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, Where...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9667

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM) (right) and Hitchhiker Carrier (left) are ready to be lowered into Columbia's payload bay. The two payloads will be installed in the payload bay for mission STS-107, a research mission. SHI/RDM is the primary payload, with experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences (many rats). Also, the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that is on the Hitchhiker...
Topics: What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9628

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities at KSC, Expedition 5 Commander Valeri Korzun smiles for a photo before climbing inside the M-113 armored personnel carrier, used for emergency egress training at the pad. Passengers in the vehicle are (left) astronaut Tracy Caldwell, a mission specialist candidate currently assigned to the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch, and Expedition 5 member Peggy Whitson. Expedition 5 will travel to the...
Topics: Who -- Peggy Whitson, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9564

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Before leaving KSC, the STS-111 crew and Expedition 5 crew stop to talk to media at the Shuttle Landing Facility. At the microphone is Commander Kenneth Cockrell. Behind him, left to right, are Pilot Paul Lockhart; Expedition 5's Commander Valeri Korzun, astronaut Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Sergei Treschev; Mission Specialists Philippe Perrin and Franklin Chang-Diaz. Perrin is with the French Space Agency; Korzun and Treschev are with the Russian Space Agency. The...
Topics: Who -- Kenneth Cockrell, Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Philippe Perrin, What...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9603

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-111 Mission Specialist Philippe Perrin, with the French Space Agency, adjusts his glove after climbing out of the slidewire basket on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure on Launch Pad 39A. He and the rest of the mission crew and Expedition 5 crew are taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-111 is Utilization Flight 2, carrying equipment...
Topics: Who -- Philippe Perrin, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9598

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, the STS-111 and Expedition 5 crews relax after practicing emergency exit from the pad. Clockwise from left are Mission Specialists Franklin Chang-Diaz (back to camera) and Philippe Perrin, Expedition 5 members Peggy Whitson, Valeri Korzun and Sergei Treschev, and Commander Kenneth Cockrell. Pilot Paul Lockhart is not shown. The two crews are taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which...
Topics: Who -- Philippe Perrin, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Kenneth Cockrell, Who -- Paul Lockhart, What...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9599

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2, a technician conducts a lighting test on the solar panels on the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft. The spacecraft will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. The spacecraft will fly as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets and will take the sharpest pictures yet of the nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9688

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2, technicians conduct a lighting test on the solar panels on the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft. The spacecraft will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. The spacecraft will fly as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets and will take the sharpest pictures yet of the nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9687

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 watch as the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft is raised to vertical for transfer to a spin table. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. Flying as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets, the spacecraft will take the sharpest pictures yet of a nucleus while analyzing the gas and dust that surround these rocky, icy building blocks...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9712

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Expedition 5 cosmonaut Sergei Treschev suits up for the second launch attempt aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111 to the International Space Station. Expedition 5 will replace Expedition 4 on board the Station. Expedition 4 crew members will return to Earth with the STS-111 crew. This mission marks the 14th Shuttle flight to the International Space Station and the third Shuttle mission this year. Mission STS-111 is the 18th flight of Endeavour and the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9765

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for launch at Pad 39A after mission managers postponed today's launch of mission STS-111. Forecasters' predictions that weather would prohibit a launch attempt due to severe thunderstorms and rain showers within the vicinity of the launch pad were accurate as depicted by the dark clouds overhead. STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9735

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed from the top of Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, two solid rocket boosters are lifted for mating to a Boeing Delta II rocket, as another waits its turn on the transporter below. The rocket will be the launch vehicle for the CONTOUR spacecraft, scheduled to launch July 1. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. The spacecraft will fly close to at least two comets, Encke and Schwassmann-Wachmann...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9691

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised for launch at Pad 39A after mission managers postponed today's scheduled launch of mission STS-111. Forecasters' predictions that weather would prohibit a launch attempt due to severe thunderstorms and rain showers within the vicinity of the launch pad were accurate as depicted by the raindrops obscuring the photographer's view. STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9736

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers at Launch Pad 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, attach the lines for lifting the second stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket up the tower. It will be mated with the first stage. The rocket is the launch vehicle for the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft that will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. Flying as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets, the spacecraft will take the sharpest...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9746

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VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF. --Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA-M satellite during launch preparation at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. NOAA-M is a polar-orbiting Earth environmental observation satellite that will provide global data to NOAA's short- and long-range weather forecasting systems. Launch of the NOAA-M aboard a Titan II rocket is scheduled for June 24, 2002, from VAFB
Topics: What -- Polar, What -- Earth, What -- Titan
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9893

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Assembly and Encapsulation Facility 2 (SAEF-2), a container is lifted above the floor and moved toward the Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft in front. CONTOUR will be enclosed in the container for transfer to the launch pad. CONTOUR will provide the first detailed look into the heart of a comet -- the nucleus. Flying as close as 60 miles (100 kilometers) to at least two comets, the spacecraft will take the sharpest pictures yet of a nucleus while...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9928

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) high bay 4, installation of a Payload Bay Door Drying Enclosure is in progress. The enclosure will keep moisture from being absorbed into the graphite epoxy used on the payload bay doors of the Shuttle orbiters with the assistance of mini-Portable Purge Units (PPUs). Once in operation, the enclosure will allow NASA the option to store an orbiter in the VAB bay up to 180 days in a "standby-to-stack" mode.
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16760

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Technicians supervise a jacking, equalization and leveling (JEL) cylinder and bearing from Crawler-Transporter No. 2 as it is lowered by a crane to a position on the ground. During routine maintenance inspections last week, technicians removed two of the 16 JEL cylinders on the crawler to gain access to the bearings and found three of the four bearings cracked. Further eddy current inspections indicated that cracks are present on 15 of the bearings. There are 16...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16834

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A technician holds a crane strap to steady and guide a jacking, equalization and leveling (JEL) cylinder and bearing from Crawler-Transporter No. 2 as it is lowered by a crane to a resting position on the ground. During routine maintenance inspections last week, technicians removed two of the 16 JEL cylinders on the crawler to gain access to the bearings and found three of the four bearings cracked. Further eddy current inspections indicated that cracks are present...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16835

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Welder Jerry Goudy (left), with United Space Alliance, and his backup Jack Weeks, with Marshall Space Flight Center - Boeing, are ready to begin welding the minute cracks on Endeavour's flow liners. Endeavour is scheduled to fly on mission STS-113 in November. The mission payload is the P1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first portside truss to go to the International Space Station, and will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, on the Station. Also...
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16863

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Columbia sits inside an protective tent used to keep out moisture. The orbiter is next scheduled to fly on mission STS-107 no earlier than Nov. 29. STS-107 is a research mission. The payload includes the Hitchhiker Bridge, a carrier for the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments, plus the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), also known...
Topics: What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16850

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Boeing Delta II rocket with NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft attached is visible as the launch tower is rolled back. The launch is scheduled for 2:47 a.m. EDT July 3 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., the 2,138-pound (970-kilogram) spacecraft will be placed into an elliptical Earth orbit until Aug. 15, when it is scheduled to fire its main...
Topics: What -- CONTOUR, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- COMETS, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16076

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers perform post-polishing inspection on Atlantis' flow liners. Following an extensive investigation into the cause of tiny cracks inside fuel lines of the four space shuttle orbiters, a welding and polishing process is being implemented that will restore flow-liner integrity to design condition. These liners are inside the space shuttle Main Propulsion System fuel lines to preclude liquid hydrogen and oxygen turbulent flow into the engines during launch and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-112, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16765

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44. Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot...
Topics: Who -- Jeffrey Ashby, Who -- Pamela Melroy, Who -- David Wolf, Who -- Piers Sellers, Who -- Sandra...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Expedition 6 crew member Nikolai Budarin relaxes during fit check of his launch and entry suit, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and the rest of the crew are preparing for the mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is scheduled to launch Nov. 10. The TCDT includes emergency egress training and a launch countdown. The Expedition 6 crew will travel on Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station to replace Expedition...
Topics: Who -- Nikolai Budarin, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- International...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17344

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox adjusts his launch and entry suit during fit check, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and the rest of the crew are preparing for the mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is scheduled to launch Nov. 10. The TCDT includes emergency egress training and a launch countdown. The Expedition 6 crew will travel on Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station to replace Expedition 5,...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-113 Mission Specialist Michael Lopez-Alegria is ready to begin a test drive behind the wheel of an M-113 armored personnel carrier during emergency egress training at the pad. He and the rest of the crew are preparing for the mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, by taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. The TCDT includes a simulated launch countdown. The primary payloads on mission STS-113 are...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17330

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Expedition 6 crew member Nikolai Budarin stands ready for a practice drive in an M-113 armored personnel carrier during emergency egress training at the pad, one of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities in preparation for launch. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. The Expedition 6 crew will travel on Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station to replace Expedition 5, returning to Earth after 4 months. The primary...
Topics: Who -- Nikolai Budarin, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- International...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew pauses at the microphone in front of Atlantis after exiting the crew transport vehicle. From left are Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers. The flawless landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 33 at KSC completed a 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose...
Topics: Who -- Sandra Magnus, Who -- Pamela Melroy, Who -- Jeffrey Ashby, Who -- David Wolf, Who -- Fyodor...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-113 Mission Specialist Michael Lopez-Alegria suits up before launch. This will be his third Shuttle flight. The primary mission is bringing the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and returning the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major objective of the mission is delivery of the Port 1 (P1) Integrated Truss Assembly, which will be attached to the port side of the S0 truss. Three spacewalks are planned to install and activate the truss and its associated equipment....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What -- Earth, What -- Endeavour, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17527

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox suits up before launch. Bowersox will be making his fifth Shuttle flight. The primary mission is bringing the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and returning the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major objective of the mission is delivery of the Port 1 (P1) Integrated Truss Assembly, which will be attached to the port side of the S0 truss. Three spacewalks are planned to install and activate the truss and its associated equipment....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17531

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour stands ready for launch on mission STS-113. . The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure (FSS) to the crew compartment hatch, through which the STS-113 crew will enter Endeavour. STS-113 is the 16th American assembly flight to the International Space Station. The primary mission is bringing the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and returning the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major objective of the mission is delivery of...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure rolled back, Space Shuttle Endeavour stands ready for launch on mission STS-113. Above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the Space Shuttle vehicle. The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure (FSS) to...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft arrives at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our...
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17461

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Commander Jeffrey Ashby is shown during the crew's post-landing briefing for the media. Mission STS-112 was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss. The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.
Topics: Who -- Jeffrey Ashby, What -- STS-112, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17416

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Expedition 6 flight engineer Nikolai Budarin relaxes during suitup for launch. Budarin, who is with the Russian Space Agency, will be making his second Shuttle flight. The primary mission for the crew is bringing the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and returning the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major objective of the mission is delivery of the Port 1 (P1) Integrated Truss Assembly, which will be attached to the port side of the S0 truss. Three spacewalks are...
Topics: Who -- Nikolai Budarin, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, What -- Endeavour, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility, the SORCE satellite undergoes a solar array test. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA?s SORCE mission, researchers should be able to follow how the Sun affects our climate now and in the future. The SORCE project is managed by...
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17476

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Stephen Ezell, meteorological systems operator at Weather Station A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, releases a weather balloon. Such balloons are released twice a day. The package at the bottom is a radio sonde that collects temperature and humidity data as the balloon rises. The data is released to agencies nationwide, including the 45th Space Wing, which uses the data for its daily weather reports. The weather station provides additional data to NASA for...
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- -- The STS-112 crew departs for Houston from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after their successful landing at KSC Oct. 18 on orbiter Atlantis. Seen with his wife is Mission Specialist David Wolf. Mission STS-112 was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss. The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.
Topics: Who -- David Wolf, What -- STS-112, What -- Atlantis, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Expedition 6 crew adjust their gloves during emergency egress practice from the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure on Launch Pad 39A. From left are astronaut Donald Pettit, cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin and Commander Ken Bowersox. The crew, travelers on Mission STS-113, will be replacing Expedition 5 on the International Space Station. Along with Expedition 6, STS-113 will carry the Port 1 (P1) truss aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Mission STS-113 is...
Topics: Who -- Donald Pettit, Who -- Nikolai Budarin, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-113 Commander James Wetherbee shows a serious side as he suits up for a second launch attempt on mission STS-113. The launch on Nov. 22 was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at the Transoceanic Abort Landing sites. Wetherbee will be making his sixth Shuttle flight. The launch will carry the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and return the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major objective of the mission is delivery of the Port 1 (P1) Integrated Truss...
Topics: Who -- James Wetherbee, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What -- Earth, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-113 crew members pause during a break in emergency egress practice from the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure on Launch Pad 39A. From left are Mission Specialist Michael Lopez-Alegria, Commander James Wetherbee and Pilot Paul Lockhart. The 16th assembly flight to the International Space Station, STS-113 will carry the Port 1 (P1) truss aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, as well as Expedition 6, who will replace Expedition 5 on the Station. The mission...
Topics: Who -- James Wetherbee, Who -- Paul Lockhart, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 stop to talk to the media after arriving at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for launch on Aug. 27 to the International Space Station. Seen here, left to right, are Mission Specialists Joseph Tanner, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steven MacLean (at the microphone), and Commander Brent Jett. The mission will deliver and install the 17-and-a-half-ton P3/P4 truss segment to the port side of the integrated...
Topics: Who -- Joseph Tanner, Who -- Steven MacLean, What -- STS-115, What -- International Space Station...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The dark clouds of a heavy rainstorm moving into Kennedy Space Center in the late afternoon on Sat., August 26, 2006, seem to illuminate the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it sits on Launch Pad 39B. A lightning strike to the pad's lightning protection system on August 25, caused the mission management team to postpone the launch of mission STS-115 for 24 hours in order to review all electrical systems on the space shuttle and ground support equipment at the pad. Photo...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 stop to talk to the media after arriving at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the International Space Station. Seen here, left to right, are Mission Specialists Steven MacLean and Joseph Tanner, Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Christopher Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Daniel Burbank. Mission managers cancelled Atlantis' first launch...
Topics: Who -- Steven MacLean, Who -- Joseph Tanner, Who -- Christopher Ferguson, Who -- Daniel Burbank,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) is positioned in the parking area of KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility. In the specially configured aircraft, STS-115 Commander Brent Jett and Pilot Christopher Ferguson practiced landing the shuttle this morning. The space shuttle's Mate-Demate Device is seen in the background. STA practice is part of launch preparations. The STA is a Grumman American Aviation-built Gulf Stream II jet that was modified to simulate an orbiter?s...
Topics: Who -- Christopher Ferguson, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-115, What -- Atlantis,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - From Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Atlantis begins rolling back to the Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was at 10:04 a.m. EDT. First motion off the pad was at 10:04 a.m. EDT. The rollback is a safety precaution as the area waits for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ernesto. The storm is forecast to be bringing 58-mph to 70-mph winds in the next 24 hours. The shuttle will be moved into high bay 2, on the southwest side of the VAB, for protection from the storm....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 arrives at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the International Space Station. Seen here is Pilot Christopher Ferguson, who will be making his first flight on the shuttle. Mission managers cancelled Atlantis' first launch campaign due to a lightning strike at the pad and the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto along Florida's east coast. The mission will deliver and...
Topics: Who -- Christopher Ferguson, What -- STS-115, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, workers begin removing the protective cover surrounding the STEREO spacecraft. The spacecraft is being prepared for launch, scheduled for Oct. 25. STEREO stands for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and comprises two spacecraft that will launch in a piggyback mode, separating after reaching the appropriate orbit. The STEREO mission is the first to take measurements of the...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Mission STS-116 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test at the SPACEHAB Payload Processing Facility at Port Canaveral, Fla. From left are Mission Specialists Joan Higgenbotham, Nicholas Patrick and Sunita Willams. Behind them are Commander Mark Polansky and Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang, who is with the European Space Agency. Mission crews make frequent trips to the Space Coast to become familiar with the equipment and payloads they...
Topics: Who -- Nicholas Patrick, Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- Christer Fuglesang, What -- STS-116, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla., STS-116 crew members get a close look at he Treadmill Vibration Isolation System Gyroscop during equipment familiarization. Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick (center) practices stowing the replacement gyro in the block of foam which is what the gyro will be stowed in inside the SPACEHAB module. The other crew members watching are, from left, Mission Specialists Christer Fuglesang, Pilot William Oefelein, Commander Mark...
Topics: Who -- Nicholas Patrick, Who -- Christer Fuglesang, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Mark Polansky,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In bay 3 of the Orbiter Processing Facility, the thermal protection system tiles on the underside of Atlantis are marked for post-flight inspection. Atlantis returned from mission STS-115 on Sept. 21 and is being prepared for her next mission, STS-117. The mission will be the 21st to the International Space Station and construction flight 13A. The mission payload comprises the starboard arrays 3 and 4. Launch is scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 22, 2007. Photo...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, What -- STS-117, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Mission STS-116 Mission Specialist Sunita Williams arrives at Kennedy Space Center?s Shuttle Landing Facility for the Crew Equipment Interface Test. Williams will join Expedition 14 in progress and serve as a flight engineer after traveling to the station on mission STS-116. Mission crews make frequent trips to the Space Coast to become familiar with the equipment and payloads they will be using. STS-116 will be mission No. 20 to the International Space Station and...
Topics: Who -- Sunita Suni" Williams", What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., STS-116 Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fugelsang look over the Integrated Cargo Carrier during the Crew Equipment Interface Test. The ICC will be carried in Space Shuttle Discovery?s payload cargo bay during the mission to the International Space Station. Mission crews make frequent trips to the Kennedy Space Center to become familiar with the equipment and payloads they will be using....
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-116 crew members get information about the external air lock they are looking at. At left is Mission Specialist Christer Fugelsang and at right is Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam. Fugelsang represents the European Space Agency. A CEIT allows astronauts to become familiar with equipment and hardware they will use on the mission. STS-116 will be mission No. 20 to the International...
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Discovery is being lowered into high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building toward the external tank below. The orbiter will be stacked with the tank and solid rocket boosters already installed on the mobile launcher platform. Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B no earlier than Nov. 7 for mission STS-116. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Discovery is being lowered into high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Below it is the tip of the external tank, which is installed on the mobile launcher platform below. Discovery will be stacked with the tank and solid rocket boosters for launch. Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B no earlier than Nov. 7 for mission STS-116. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-116 crew examine components of the mission payload at SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla. From left (in their blue uniforms) around the table are Commander Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Joan Higginbotham, Christer Fuglesang, Nicholas Patrick, Sunita Williams and Robert Curbeam. In the background is Pilot William Oefelein. The Swedish Fuglesang represents the European Space Agency. They are practicing techniques for removing and replacing the...
Topics: Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- Christer Fuglesang, Who -- Nicholas Patrick,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham gets a close look at equipment in the orbiter Discovery?s mid-deck. She and other crew members are taking part in a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT). A CEIT allows astronauts to become familiar with equipment and hardware they will use on the mission. STS-116 will be mission No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB...
Topics: Who -- Joan Higginbotham, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the two fairing segments close in around the STEREO spacecraft. The fairing is a molded structure that fits flush with the outside surface of the Delta II upper stage booster and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch and ascent. The STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) mission is the first to take measurements of the sun...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-116 crew examine components of the mission payload at SPACEHAB in Cape Canaveral, Fla. In the background are Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam, Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham. In the foreground are Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick and Sunita Williams. The Swedish Fuglesang represents the European Space Agency. On the table is a rack front stowage tray used inside the SPACEHAB module. Mission crews make frequent...
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- Nicholas Patrick,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-116 Mission Specialist Christer Fugelsang practices photographing the orbiter Discovery with a camera similar to those the crew will use on the mission. At right is Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam. The crew is at KSC for a Crew Equipment Interface Test. Mission crews make frequent trips to the Kennedy Space Center to become familiar with the equipment and payloads they will be using. STS-116 will be mission No. 20 to the...
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, What -- STS-116, What -- Discovery, What -- International Space Station...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility's bay 1, workers prepare the orbiter boom sensor system for installation on the starboard side of Atlantis's payload bay for mission STS-117. The 50-foot-long boom attaches to the shuttle arm and provides equipment to inspect the shuttle's heat shield while in space. It contains an intensified television camera (ITVC) and a laser dynamic range imager, which are mounted on a pan and tilt unit, and a laser camera system (LCS) mounted...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-117, What -- Imager, What -- LCS, What -- International...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery and the mobile launcher platform sit on Launch Pad 39B. The shuttle's external tank is capped by the oxygen vent hood (at top). Below it is the orbiter access arm which swings out from the fixed service structure to the orbiter crew compartment hatch to allow personnel to enter the crew compartment. The outer end of the access arm ends in an environmental chamber (white room) that mates with the orbiter and holds six persons. The arm remains...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery and the mobile launcher platform sit on Launch Pad 39B for mission STS-116. Beyond the pad is the Atlantic Ocean. The shuttle's external tank is capped by the oxygen vent hood (at top). Below it is the orbiter access arm which swings out from the fixed service structure to the orbiter crew compartment hatch to allow personnel to enter the crew compartment. The outer end of the access arm ends in an environmental chamber (white room) that...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, on top of the mobile launcher platform and crawler-transporter, reaches Launch Pad 39B for launch of mission STS-116. On the right edge of the photo can be seen the White Room at the end of the orbiter access arm. On the horizon at left is Launch Pad 39A. The rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building began at 12:29 a.m. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane lowers the SPACEHAB Module into the Payload Canister. The SPACEHAB Module will carry racks of experiments, flight hardware, spacewalk equipment and supplies to support mission STS-116 to the International Space Station. STS-116 will be mission number 20 to the station and construction flight 12A.1. Along with SPACEHAB, the mission payload on Space Shuttle Discovery includes the P5 integrated truss...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With its crane still attached, the orbiter Discovery is settled into place behind the external tank and solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher platform in high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. The orbiter will be mated to the stack in preparation for launch. Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B no earlier than Nov. 7 for mission STS-116. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, an overhead crane moves towards the SPACEHAB Module to transport in to the Payload Canister. The SPACEHAB Module will carry racks of experiments, flight hardware, spacewalk equipment and supplies to support mission STS-116 to the International Space Station. STS-116 will be mission number 20 to the station and construction flight 12A.1. Along with SPACEHAB, the mission payload on Space Shuttle Discovery includes the P5...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery, atop the mobile launcher platform and moved by the crawler-transporter underneath, makes its final approach up the ramp to Launch Pad 39B for launch of mission STS-116. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated truss structure and other key components. The launch window for mission STS-116 opens Dec. 7. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Discovery is lowered toward the mobile launcher platform in high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Behind the vehicle are the external tank and solid rocket boosters already stacked on the MLP. Discovery will be mated to the stack in preparation for launch. Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39B no earlier than Nov. 7 for mission STS-116. The mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, the shuttle training aircraft taxis onto the runway. Inside are STS-116 Pilot William Oefelein and Commander Mark Polansky, who are flying the aircraft to practice landing the orbiter. The mission crew is at KSC for the terminal countdown demonstration test, which are prelaunch preparations that include a simulated launch countdown. STA practice is part of the TCDT. The STA is a Grumman American Aviation-built Gulf Stream II jet...
Topics: Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Mark Polansky, What -- STS-116, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham is greeted by Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Bill Parsons at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The STS-116 crew has returned to KSC for the terminal countdown demonstration test, which are pre-launch preparations that include a simulated launch countdown. The crew also includes Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot William Oefelein, Mission Specialists Nicholas Patrick, Robert Curbeam, Christer Fuglesang and Flight Engineer...
Topics: Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Nicholas Patrick,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), after being weighed, is lifted off the scale to be returned to its transporter. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. It is the first element, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the International Space Station. It will enhance the unique research...
Topics: What -- Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo), What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 crew members wait for a practice ride in the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The mission crew is at KSC for terminal countdown demonstration test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch. Seen here are (left to right) Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam, Commander Mark Polansky and Pilot William Oefelein. Not pictured are Mission Specialists Nicholas Patrick, Christer Fuglesang and Joan Higginbotham. The M-113 could be used to move the crew quickly...
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Nicholas Patrick, Who...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham practices driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The mission crew is at KSC for terminal countdown demonstration test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch. The M-113 could be used to move the crew quickly away from the launch pad in the event of an emergency. In the background can be seen Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International...
Topics: Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Nicholas Patrick, What -- STS-116, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-116 Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick wears his helmet in preparation for driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The mission crew is at KSC for terminal countdown demonstration test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch. The M-113 could be used to move the crew quickly away from the launch pad in the event of an emergency. Behind Patrick, at right, are Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialists Sunita Williams and Joan Higginbotham. The...
Topics: Who -- Nicholas Patrick, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Sunita Suni" Williams", Who --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers on the floor watch as an overhead crane moves the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to a stand for weighing. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. It is the first element, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC. The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the International Space Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities...
Topics: What -- Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo), What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-116 mission crew practices for launch with a simulation of activities, from crew breakfast and suit-up to countdown in the orbiter. In this photo Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick dons his launch suit before heading to Launch Pad 39B. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated truss structure and other key components. Launch is scheduled for...
Topics: Who -- Nicholas Patrick, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-116 mission crew practices for launch with a simulation of activities, from crew breakfast and suit-up to countdown in the orbiter. In this photo Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham dons her launch suit and helmet before heading to Launch Pad 39B. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated truss structure and other key components. Launch is...
Topics: Who -- Joan Higginbotham, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-116 mission crew practices for launch with a simulation of activities, from crew breakfast and suit-up to countdown in the orbiter. In this photo Mission Specialist Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency, has help with his helmet before heading to Launch Pad 39B. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated truss structure...
Topics: Who -- Christer Fuglesang, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the White Room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-116 Commander Mark Polansky places the mission placard at the hatch opening. The White Room is the point of entry into Space Shuttle Discovery for the crew. Other crew members are Pilot William Oefelein and Mission Specialists Joan Higginbotham, Sunita Williams, Nicholas Patrick, Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency. The mission crew is at KSC for the TCDT, which includes a...
Topics: Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- Sunita Suni"...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Radar operator Scott Peabody tests the X-band radar array installed on the solid rocket booster retrieval ship Liberty before launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. It is one of two Weibel Continuous Pulse Doppler X-band radars located on each of the two SRB retrieval ships. This one will be located downrange of the launch site. It is one of two Weibel Continuous Pulse Doppler X-band radars located on each of the two SRB retrieval ships. This one will be located...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After the first practice orbiter landing, STS-116 Pilot William Oefelein heads the shuttle training aircraft (STA) back into the night sky to do it again. The STA is a Grumman American Aviation-built Gulf Stream II jet that was modified to simulate an orbiter's cockpit, motion and visual cues, and handling qualities. In flight, the STA duplicates the orbiter's atmospheric descent trajectory from approximately 35,000 feet altitude to landing on a runway. Because the...
Topics: Who -- William Oefelein, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-115, What -- Discovery, What --...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the fixed service structure on Launch Pad 39B, the STS-116 crew gets instruction on using the slidewire baskets for emergency egress from the orbiter. The astronauts seen here are (on the left) Mission Specialists Christer Fuglesang, Sunita Williams and Joan Higginbotham and (on the right) Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam and Nicholas Patrick. The mission crew is at KSC for the TCDT, which includes a simulated launch countdown. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to...
Topics: Who -- Christer Fuglesang, Who -- Sunita Suni" Williams", Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-116 gather around the table for breakfast before suiting up for launch aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. From left are Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick, Pilot William Oefelein, Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham, Commander Mark Polansky, and Mission Specialists Sunita Williams, Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency. Williams will replace the International Space Station's Expedition 14 crew...
Topics: Who -- Nicholas Patrick, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who -- Mark Polansky,...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the fixed service structure on Launch Pad 39B, STS-116 Mission Specialists Christer Fuglesang, Sunita Williams and Joan Higginbotham happily pose in a slidewire basket used for emergency egress from the orbiter. The STS-116 mission is No. 20 to the International Space Station and construction flight 12A.1. The mission payload is the SPACEHAB module, the P5 integrated truss structure and other key components. Launch is scheduled for no earlier than Dec. 7. Photo...
Topics: Who -- Christer Fuglesang, Who -- Sunita Suni" Williams", Who -- Joan Higginbotham, What...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Two workers on Launch Pad 39B maneuver a cart along the orbiter access arm toward the White Room. The cart contains the extravehicular mobility units (or spacewalk suits) to be used on mission STS-116. The suits will be stored inside Space Shuttle Discovery, which has access from the White Room. Launch of Discovery is scheduled for 9:35 p.m. Dec. 7. The crew will deliver the P5 integrated truss to the International Space Station and install it during one or more...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-116, What -- Discovery, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Launch Pad 39B, a worker inside the payload changeout room monitors the clearance during closing of one payload bay door on Space Shuttle Discovery. The payload visible is the P5 integrated truss structure. Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-116 is scheduled no earlier than Dec. 7. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the payload changeout room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-116 crew members look over the mission payload one more time before launch. Pilot William Oefelein is at left and Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam is at right. The crew is at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress training, a simulated launch countdown and payload familiarization. The TCDT is part of prelaunch preparations for the mission that is...
Topics: Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Robert Curbeam, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew takes part in a post-landing briefing for the media. Moderating, at left, is George Diller, with the NASA News Center. The crew, from left, are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. Mission STS-112 was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss. The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the...
Topics: Who -- Jeffrey Ashby, Who -- Pamela Melroy, Who -- David Wolf, Who -- Sandra Magnus, Who -- Piers...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, workers unpack the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers...
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Cryogenic Propulsion Branch Chief Henry Bursian (left) and Project Manager Felix Alberto SotoToro, Ph.D. discuss future business plans.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-113 Pilot Paul Lockhart gives a thumbs up following his arrival at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for launch. STS-113 is the 16th American assembly flight to the International Space Station. The primary objective of the mission is bringing the Expedition 6 crew to the Station and returning the Expedition 5 crew to Earth. The major task of the mission is delivery of the Port 1 (P1) Integrated Truss Assembly, which will be attached to the port side of...
Topics: Who -- Paul Lockhart, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- From a platform in Endeavour's payload bay, STS-113 Mission Specialist John Herrington looks closely at the payload for the mission. The 16th assembly flight to the International Space Station, STS-113 will carry the Port 1 (P1) truss aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour as well as the Expedition 6 crew, who will replace Expedition 5 on the Station. Mission STS-113 is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, 2002.
Topics: Who -- John Herrington, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Robotic arm experts get ready for ultrasound testing on Endeavour's robotic arm. A scrape of the honeycomb shell around the arm occurred while work platforms were being installed to gain access to repair the oxygen leak in the Shuttle's mid-body. Launch of Endeavour on mission STS-113 has been postponed until no earlier than Nov. 22.
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Robotic arm experts begin inspection of a scrape on the surface of the honeycomb shell on Endeavour's robotic arm. The scrape occurred while work platforms were being installed to gain access to repair the oxygen leak in the Shuttle's mid-body. Launch of Endeavour on mission STS-113 has been postponed until no earlier than Nov. 22..
Topics: What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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